Colin Allred – a rising star in the Democratic Party – has represented Dallas and its North Eastern suburbs since his victory in the 2018 blue wave. He spent his early career as an NFL linebacker and civil rights attorney.
Allred rose to national prominence during the 2018 midterm elections after he unseated the arch-conservative and 20-year incumbent Representative Pete Sessions. In Congress, he’s focused on major Democratic priorities including lowering drug prices and implementing paid family leave.
Allred serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also holds a seat on the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism.
Rep. Allred was a signer of a June 2021 letter calling on the US government to lift the Trump administration’s hold on Palestinian aid. In 2020, he signed a letter urging both the US and Iran to take steps towards reentering President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons.